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November 2018

In Conversation with Mickalene Thomas

Posted in Photography  |  November 17, 2018
Using the power of photographic image, Mickalene Thomas explores notions of black female celebrity and identity. She places her subjects in iconic poses and settings, inspired by art history and popular culture. Her subjects are mostly women of color, allowing her to portray and empower the women as well as celebrating their culture, beauty, and sexuality. She uses retro prints and applies sparkly rhinestones to add light and accentuate specific elements of each painting and collage. Her work subtly confronts our assumptions about what is feminine and what defines women in general.

African Art Outlook for November

Posted in Events  |  November 03, 2018
As interest in contemporary African art continues to grow, we identified several events that are worth visiting in November. From Paris to Lagos, we’ve got you covered with a quick guide of what to discover this month. So, we’ve rounded up our favorite events of November featuring African and Africa related art practices and projects.